Today went very well. Actually much better than expected! I was able to walk, unassisted, from the car to to the dental chair and back again. I thought that this was pretty amazing until it was revealed to me that during the first visit (unbeknownst to me) I was given 2 EXTRA pills while I was in the chair!! Apparently I looked nervous. No wonder I had to be dragged to the car and then slept for 7 hours!!
Anyhow, today everything went smoothly. I did wake up during the last half hour but by then the heavy lifting had been finished. The root canals have been performed and the tungsten tubular implants have been… well, implanted. They are threaded on the inside and will eventually have posts screwed into them onto which the dentures will snap on to. They also thread into the jawbone. He decided to add two additional root canals/implants at NO CHARGE so the the dentures will be held in place even stronger. Something about Merry Christmas! LOL This dentist is sooo cool!
Now it’s just a matter of waiting for my gums to heal and shrink until I get the permanent ones, both top and bottom. For some reason these lower gums are hurting ALOT more than the upper ones did… my jaws too! (must have been the four root canals). But he prescribed Vicodin (YAY!) and it seem to be working very well. I have temporary dentures but at this point they don’t fit all that well and tend to flop around quite a bit (The upper ones are fine since I’m able to use adhesive). However he insists that I wear them 24/7, yes even to bed, but there is no way I can eat while wearing them. So it looks like lots of yogurt, oatmeal, soup, etc for the next week or so. I just hope I don’t swallow them in my sleep!!!!
I’m taking it easy this weekend and will be around to visit all of you